25 August 2013


{Review} Pivot Point - Kasie West

Pivot Point by Kasie West
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release Date: Feb 12 / 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . .
Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.
In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through . . . and who she can’t live without.

I always thought Pivot Point was a time-travelling book but it wasn't. Our protagonist, Addie, has this ability called Divergence that allows her to live through the results of the decisions she makes. From there, she has a heads-up of which decision to should make.

Addie's parents have just divorced and now she has to choose which parent she wants to live with. Her dad is moving to the Norm world and her mom is staying. No matter which path she chooses, there will be consequences. Both paths are filled with adventure and it just kept me turning the pages to see what will happen next. I was never confused which path I was reading about.

Living in two different worlds comes with two different love interests! I don't know if you could call this a love triangle since the guys don't technically know each other. If she chooses to live in the Compound with her mom, her boyfriend would be Duke, the all-star quarterback. If she chooses to live with her dad in the Norm world, her boyfriend would be Trevor, the ex all-star quarterback. Damn, she seems to have a thing for quarterbacks (ex or not), doesn't she? I've always had a bad feeling about Duke and thinking that he's hiding someone so I was naturally Team Trevor. I think Trevor is more emotional and more open about his feelings. Even when shit hit the fan, he never made a rash judgment and still stuck by Addie.

Of course, when the Search came to an end, she had lived through both paths and she had to make a decision. The ending was a bit confusing and I seriously have no idea what's going to happen in the next book.. which makes me all the more excited about it! 

Pivot Point brings in a unique idea to the YA world and I can't get enough of it! Split Second can't come soon enough!



  1. I got a bit confused when I read the book, too. I really liked the book though, and I felt the bad vibe from Duke as well :) Great review!

  2. Ah I really wanna read Kasie West's books! I think I will order The Distance Between Us first when it comes out in paperback! :D everyone loves this one I'm sooo happy that you did as well! The concept does seem very unique and different!

  3. I like the idea of being able to see the outcome of both sides of a decision. It would be such a useful skill!

  4. Excellent review, Ariella! As soon as I finished reading I zipped over to Goodreads and made sure it was still on my tbr, which it happily was! It sounds like such an interesting book and I've been meaning to read it for some time- I'm definitely going to look for a copy with more dedication now, I loved your review so much!

  5. I've been interested in Kasie West's books after liking the book The Distance Between Us. The concept of this book looks really interesting. I'm curious to hear what people will think of the second book once it's released.


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